Heroes

I have been thinking quite a bit lately about heroes. The book I’m writing revolves around a reluctant hero born with power and ability unlike other people. He struggles with how to use that potential. Is it a gift or a curse? What is his role and...

Thai Tea’s Sweet Salvation

The unrelenting heat of the sun in Thailand takes its toll during late mornings and afternoons. Sunlight casts its brilliant glare and heightens the crisp colors of busy Bangkok streets. Spotting an iced tea vendor’s booth offers sweet salvation among the...

Pilgrimage

    Written November 2000. I did not want to spend Thanksgiving alone this year. My family lived in Kansas City and would enjoy Thai food and turkey without me for the first time in over thirty years. I had decided to remain in New England during my graduate...

Breakfast Quest: Dagwood’s Cafe

The alarm beeped at 4 AM. Unable to sleep and anxious about her flight, Pam was already awake and shuffled off to the shower. After she kissed sleepy kids goodbye, we stepped into the predawn light and walked to my car. Light from distant stars reflected across the...